U.S. raises defenses against beetle threat

April 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

Agriculture inspection officers have intercepted 44 Khapra beetles at U.S. ports so far this year, exceeding the total number of interceptions in 2010, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
   The interceptions have been made in passenger terminals at airports and at seaports in cities such as San Francisco, New York, Houston and Chicago.
   Officials say they began an initiative to increase training for agriculture specialists, in conjunction with the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, after noticing an increased trend in detections of the destructive pest.  Read more.

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